Real Amazon Experience - The Tour
During the course of the tour there will be walking tours. These start after breakfast or after lunch and occasionally, for night treks, after dinner. It is hot, day and night, so need to take water. Insect repellants are advisory, as is high-factor sun cream.
Parts of the rainforest are submerged as the rainfall, from about January to June, swells the rivers and covers the lower-lying land (varzea) in the forest. Whole trees can disappear under water as the river rises up to 10 metres above its dry season level. This causes animals to migrate to higher ground and enables us to visit treetops via canoe.
Once at the pick-up point we will be taken by motorised canoe to the camp. These motorised canoes take an exciting route through partially submerged forest - whipping at high speed through branches and along canals where you will get a glimpse of animal and bird life.
Each day is packed with activities, some starting pre-dawn and some ending well into the night. We can plan some activities as we tailor each tour to suit your needs e.g. to fish for piranha, to try out survival skills, to improve photography skills, or to explore the forest and rivers. Camping overnight is fun!
The plant life in the rainforest is varied (to say the least). Flowers, creepers, bushes and trees. As you move through the forest, or along the river, you will see how the variety changes and offers different feeding opportunities for the fauna that live in, or feed on, the flora.